Review: Freshpet Select Roasted Meals

Product: Freshpet® Select Roasted Meals

What it is: All natural, refrigerated dog food

Manufacturer: Freshpet, Secaucus, NJ; made in USA

DogTipper Review: Back in 2006, Freshpet, a New Jersey-based company, began marketing pet food with a difference. Their food was not displayed in the supermarket with other pet food brands; instead it was found over in the refrigerated aisles. The company’s two original food lines, Freshpet Select and Deli Fresh, are pre-cooked foods made without fillers and artificial preservatives with a minimum of processing.

Our dogs have loved the Freshpet Deli Fresh food in the past (we’ve chopped it into small bits to use as very popular training treats.)  Now Freshpet has added several other lines of refrigerated pet foods for cats and dogs.

We were recently sent a 3-pound, resealable bag of Freshpet Select Roasted Meals® (Chicken Recipe with carrots and spinach) to review. This refrigerated food contains:

Chicken, Chicken Liver, Ground Oats, Eggs, Carrots, Rice Bran, Spinach, Natural Flavors, Vinegar, Salt, Caramel Color

along with a host of vitamins and minerals:

Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Riboflavin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Potassium Chloride, Zinc Chelate, Calcium Carbonate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite.

The food’s nutritional analysis is as follows:

Minimum crude protein 12%
Minimum crude fat 8%
Maximum crude fiber 2%
Maximum moisture content 64%

The food certainly is appetizing when the bag is opened; largish chunks of moist chicken with chopped vegetables with an appealing aroma. Our first impression was confirmed when we offered it to Irie and Tiki for their consideration.

Both dogs were quite taken with the food. Irie, of course, bolted hers immediately and our picky eater, Tiki, took a little longer to inspect it but she cleaned her plate as well. Clearly, Freshpet Select Roasted Meals were a big hit with our girls.

We like that the chicken in Freshpet Select food comes from human poultry suppliers and is inspected by the USDA. All Freshpet foods are made in the U.S.

Along with Freshpet Select Roasted Meals, watch for our reviews of several other Freshpet products. (Tiki and Irie are hard at work!) A big paws up for Freshpet Select Roasted Meals!

Available: Freshpet refrigerated pet foods are available from major pet retailers and supermarket chains nationally.

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Disclosure: We received a package of Freshpet Select Roasted Meals for review; we were not paid for our review and all opinions are entirely our own.

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